George W Bush. Ex-President and comedy genius.

August 22, 2009

What’s to say?
He’s been and gone, yet still I find myself in hysterics often when I see him. The daft thing is that he doesn’t have to be doing anything. Just existing is enough to have me in stitches. He’s either a bit of an idiot, or a complete comedy genius who should start touring.
I know that people will argue that you can’t become the President of the US of A if you’re not smart. But I’d argue that it is possible, and as evidence I’d present George W. I don’t want to get too political and bring down the wrath of bloggers in the States, so I’ll just point out that his family is pretty well connected and there were more than a few unanswered questions from Florida when he was initially elected. And the coincidence of his brother, Jeb, being Governor of Florida at the time. And his dad having previously having been President. All merely coincidences.
His ability to confuse himself is superb. And the faces he pulls once he finds himself in a hole are legendary. There are just so many examples to choose from. Like the time when Bush was struggling during a debate with Al Gore. He looked into camera and told the watching nation that ‘the US could not elect a man who sends “mexed missages”.’ Pure comedy gold.

Here’s another moment of genius where he’s in China and is a little peeved at the pesky journalists for asking him questions. The rotters. So he decides to leave. But which one is the real door. I love his face once he’s tried pushing and pulling both doors he initially tries and realizes that he’s stuffed. All that’s missing is a little soft shoe shuffle and jazz hands.

And here are some brilliant tongue twisters, spoonerisms and just plain old-fashioned stupidity from the former leader of the free world.

“They misunderestimated me.”
November 6, 2000 in Bentonville, Arkansas

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
August 5, 2004

“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”
January 11, 2000

“We cannot let terrorists hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile.”
2000 in Des Moines, Iowa

“Will the highways on the Internet become more few?”
Concord, New Hampshire, January 29, 2000

And a few that aren’t dated, but are still his own special brand of genius.

“The illiteracy level of our children are appalling”

“One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’.”

“I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future.”

“We’re going to have the best educated American people in the world.”

“I have opinions of my own — strong opinions — but I don’t always agree with them.”

And here’s what initially reminded me of George, and led me to write this blog. This image is from when Pope John Paul II had just died and his body was lying in state in St Peter’s Basilica and people were paying tribute to the pontiff.
For me it sums up George W in just four simple words.

The genius of George W

The genius of George W

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